There’s always a debate between which type of flooring is the best. Since there are so many different options, that kind of discussion is inevitable. Of course, the answer will depend on what’s important to the homeowner.
Carpet was considered a luxury decades ago, but hardwood floors are increasingly viewed as the more-stylish choice by many homeowners. Another reason to choose hardwood flooring is that it’s more sanitary than carpet,
Sanitary Properties of Carpet vs. Hardwood Floors
It has been well-known for a while: the fiber in carpeting can trap things you don’t want—dirt, dust, pet smells, etc. And whenever you walk over it, you raise a layer of that unpleasant stuff, which then settles back in.
This could lead to eye and respiratory issues, not to mention problems for allergic people.
Cleaning the Carpet vs. Cleaning Hardwood Floors
Hardwood flooring is also easier to clean and keep sanitary.
No matter how vigilant and dedicated you are about cleaning carpet, it will still need a deep steam cleaning at least once a year or so (and maybe more often if you have pets who add their smells to the carpet.)
In addition, some spills can ruin your carpet if you don’t react quickly, and they might require a spot cleaner in either case. With hardwood floors, all you must to do is mop up the spillage as soon as possible, and the floor should be all right.
Here at Ralph’s, we pride ourselves on helping our customers pick out the right type of hardwood flooring for their needs and lifestyle, which ensures they’ll be happy with it for years. Visit our showroom to see what we offer!